Irina Mitrea
Irina Mitrea  

Nationality  American 
Alma mater  University of Bucharest, University of Minnesota 
Awards  Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize 
Scientific career  
Fields  Mathematics 
Institutions  University of Virginia, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Temple University 
Doctoral advisor  Carlos Kenig, Mikhail Safonov 
Irina Mitrea is a RomanianAmerican mathematician who works as a professor of mathematics at Temple University.^{[1]} She is known for her research on partial differential equations as well as for promoting mathematics to schoolgirls.^{[2]}^{[3]}
Education and career
Mitrea earned a master's degree from the University of Bucharest in 1993,^{[4]} and completed her doctorate in 2000 at the University of Minnesota under the supervision of Carlos Kenig and Mikhail Safonov.^{[5]} After temporary positions at the Institute for Advanced Study and Cornell University, she joined the faculty of the University of Virginia in 2004, and earned tenure there in 2007.^{[4]} She also taught at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute before moving to Temple.^{[6]} She is the founder of the Girls and Mathematics Program at Temple University, a weeklong summer camp in mathematics for middleschool girls.^{[3]}
Recognition
In 2008, Mitrea won the Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize of the Association for Women in Mathematics.^{[4]} In 2014, she was elected as a fellow of the American Mathematical Society "for contributions to partial differential equations and related fields as well as outreach to women and underrepresented minorities at all educational levels."^{[2]} She is part of the 2019 class of fellows of the Association for Women in Mathematics.^{[7]}
References
 ^ Faculty directory: Professors, Temple U. Mathematics, retrieved 20150118.
 ^ ^{a} ^{b} List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 20150118.
 ^ ^{a} ^{b} Sasko, Claire (August 26, 2014), "For summer math camp, no boys allowed: Mathematics professor Irina Mitrea runs a summercamp for girls only", The Temple News.
 ^ ^{a} ^{b} ^{c} Irina Mitrea wins Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize (PDF), Association for Women in Mathematics, March 28, 2008. Also printed in MAA Focus 28(5), May/June 2008, Mathematical Association of America, p. 5.
 ^ Irina Mitrea at the Mathematics Genealogy Project

^ Patel, Prachi (November 30, 2009), "Math Quiz: Why Do Men Predominate? It's culture, not biology", IEEE Spectrum,
Irina Mitrea, a math professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, in Massachusetts, who finished high school in Romania, says she never felt discouraged there: 'In fact, being good at math made you popular.'
 ^ 2019 Class of AWM Fellows, Association for Women in Mathematics, retrieved 20181007
External links
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 Living people
 Romanian mathematicians
 20thcentury American mathematicians
 21stcentury American mathematicians
 American women mathematicians
 University of Bucharest alumni
 University of Minnesota alumni
 University of Virginia faculty
 Worcester Polytechnic Institute faculty
 Temple University faculty
 Fellows of the American Mathematical Society
 Fellows of the Association for Women in Mathematics
 20thcentury women mathematicians
 21stcentury women mathematicians